Headlines about A Schulman (NASDAQ:SHLM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. A Schulman earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1851616004269 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on SHLM. BidaskClub upgraded shares of A Schulman from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of A Schulman from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. A Schulman presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.00.

A Schulman stock traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $43.60. The company had a trading volume of 67,915 shares, compared to its average volume of 305,303. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.91 and a beta of 1.33. A Schulman has a 1 year low of $28.40 and a 1 year high of $45.10. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.41.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 13th were paid a $0.205 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 12th. This represents a $0.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.88%. A Schulman’s dividend payout ratio is currently 46.86%.

A Schulman Company Profile

A. Schulman, Inc manufactures and supplies plastic compounds and resins. It offers custom performance colors, including standard and customized colors, organic and inorganic pigments, high chroma colors in translucent or opaque formats, and special effects. The company also provides engineered composites, such as bulk molding compounds, sheet molding compounds, and thick molding compounds, as well as high performance engineered structural composite solutions for original equipment manufacturers and custom molders.

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